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Operation Chromite (2016)

Operation Chromite
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,022,720Details
International Box Office $48,173,812Details
Worldwide Box Office $49,196,532
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $51,049 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $51,049
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


South Korean Navy Special Forces, Captain Jang Hak-soo and 7 members of the KLO unit disguise themselves as a North Korean inspection unit and infiltrate the North Korean army command center in Incheon. Their mission directives from Gen. MacArthur are: 1. Recon enemy forces in Incheon and secure the mine chart, 2. Kidnap ‘Ryu Jang-choon,’ the second highest ranking officer in the North Korean command center, to acquire intel on the naval mine location and 3. On D-Day, light the Palmido light house as a signal to the main UN forces. Only when the light house is lit will General MacArthur initiate the battle to take back Incheon. With everything they got, Jang and the KLO unit charge the lighthouse…


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,027 $1,022,720
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,612 $48,173,812
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,606 $49,196,532
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,632 $1,022,720

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,700,000
Domestic Releases: August 5th, 2016 (Limited) by CJ Entertainment
International Releases: July 20th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
September 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: January 24th, 2017 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 115 minutes
Comparisons: vs. No Country for Old Men
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Keywords: Korean War, Undercover, Assassination, Navy
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Taewon Entertainment
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2016 Theater Average 20 $31,662 Aug 5, 2016 3

Leading Cast

   Jang Hak-soo
   Rim Gye-jin
   General Douglas MacArthur

Supporting Cast

Jin-se Yeon    Han Chae-seon
Jeong Joon-ho    Seo Jin-cheol
Park Cheol-min    Nam Gi-seong
Kim Byeong-ok    Choi Seok-joong
Kil Geum-seong    Cheon Dal-joong
Sin Soo-hang    Kang Bong-po
Kim Hee-jin    Ryoo Jang-choon

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Production and Technical Credits

Lee Man-hee    Screenwriter
Chung Tae-won    Screenwriter
Kim Jae-hwan    Screenwriter
Chung Tae-won    Producer
Yang Chang-hoon    Producer
Choi Ki-ho    Production Designer
Steve M. Choe    Editor
Kim Woo-hyung    Editor
Lee Dong-june    Composer
Park Jang-hyuck    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/05 41 $31,662   1 $31,662   $31,662 1
2016/08/12 26 $301,276 +852% 114 $2,643   $363,259 2
2016/08/19 29 $162,292 -46% 47 $3,453   $740,266 3
2016/08/26 43 $58,051 -64% 15 $3,870   $904,216 4
2016/09/02 53 $42,618 -27% 13 $3,278   $981,117 5
2016/09/09 80 $7,169 -83% 8 $896   $1,017,824 6
2016/09/16 107 $1,219 -83% 2 $610   $1,022,720 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/05 42 $61,983   15 $4,132   $61,983 1
2016/08/12 25 $515,991 +732% 114 $4,526   $577,974 2
2016/08/19 27 $268,191 -48% 47 $5,706   $846,165 3
2016/08/26 43 $92,334 -66% 15 $6,156   $938,499 4
2016/09/02 53 $72,156 -22% 13 $5,550   $1,010,655 5
2016/09/09 81 $10,846 -85% 8 $1,356   $1,021,501 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 9/2/2016 $26,952 12 12 22 $46,726 9/12/2016
South Korea 7/20/2016 $0 0 1049 3299 $48,127,086 6/30/2017
International Total$48,173,812 6/30/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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